How Are Shoes Clipped?

Some 53% of full-time farriers purchase shoes that are already clipped by the manufacturer and 29% of these shoers modify already-clipped shoes.

Some 42% of farriers draw their own clips on keg shoes, while 11% draw clips on their handmade shoes.

— 2018 American Farriers Journal Farrier Benchmark Study



What are the Biggest Challenges Facing Owners When it Comes to Feeding Their Horses?

Farriers were asked to list the biggest concerns they see with owners when it comes to feeding horses:

1. Understanding the proper amounts to feed each day.

2. A lack of overall understanding of the basics of nutrition.

3. The need for feeding quality hay and minerals.

4. Misinformation concerning feeding treats and supplements.

5. The rising cost of feed.

6. Having horses that are underworked and overfed.

— Survey of attendees at 2019 International Hoof-Care Summit

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